Whiskeytown National Recreation Area reopens headquarters after Carr Fire

KRCR News Channel 7.

The Whiskeytown National Recreation Area announced on Monday that they have reopened their headquarters on Kennedy Memorial Drive.

It's been almost five weeks after the Carr Fire swept through the park, ultimately burning 39,000 of its 42,000 acres, according to the Whiskeytown Park Rangers.

The Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Visitor Center had reopened a few weeks for the public, as well as the Whiskey Creek boat ramp and picnic area, Shasta Divide Nature trail, and East Beach.

One visitor from out of town was visiting the beach to get a perspective on seeing the beach open.

"It's a lot better than I thought. I thought the entire lake was basically all gone around it and I'm very glad that at least this part is part over here is not but just on the other side over there makes it very depressed," said Paige Packard from New York.

However, the rest of the park areas, including trails, parking areas and marinas will remain closed to public use due to hazard trees in the area.

The majority of the park will continue to remain closed as emergency repairs, cleanup and stabilization continue, according to Whiskeytown Park Rangers.

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